Korean pianist Sooyeon Baik is an active soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist whose recent concerts have taken her throughout the United States, Spain, and South Korea. She is currently a staff collaborative pianist at the Ohio University School of Music in Athens, Ohio.
Especially devoted to vocal music as a collaborative pianist, Ms. Baik has served as a graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music on vocal accompaniment. With a passion for new music, she has performed the arts songs by American opera conductor and composer Anton Coppola and Irish composer Ina Boyle for their U.S. premieres. As an active chamber musician, she is a co-founder and music director of the Espoir Ensemble in Korea. She has organized originally themed concerts and performs in them since 2011. She has also been a teaching assistant and accompanist in a government-created music institute in Korea,where she gave solo and chamber recitals and lectures for many years.
After Ms. Baik successfully completed her studies in Korea with pianist Dahye Choi, she moved to the United States to continue her studies. She is currently completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at CCM under the guidance of pianist Soyeon Kate Lee. She has also earned her doctoral cognate in collaborative piano with vocal specialization with pianist Kenneth Griffiths. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (magna cum laude) and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from CCM with pianists Soyeon Kate Lee, Eugene Pridonoff, and Elisabeth Pridonoff. Throughout her studies, she appeared in many masterclasses with world-renowned pianists, and she has been generously supported by the CCM Graduate Assistant Scholarship, Gessner Fellowship, Neff Award Scholarship, CCM Honors Scholarship, Drake Scholarship, Meretta Scholarship, and Baur Scholarship.